The love life of Charlotte is reduced to an endless string of disastrous blind dates, until she meets the perfect man, Kevin. Unfortunately, his merciless mother will do anything to destroy their relationship.
Mary Fiore is San Francisco's most successful supplier of romance and glamor. She knows all the tricks. She knows all the rules. But then she breaks the most important rule of all: she falls in love with the groom.
Single-girl anxiety causes Kat Ellis (Messing) to hire a male escort (Mulroney) to pose as her boyfriend at her sister's wedding. Her plan, an attempt to dupe her ex-fiancé, who dumped her a couple years prior, proves to be her undoing.
Follows the lives of five interconnected couples as they experience the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and realize that no matter what you plan for, life does not always deliver what is expected.
J. Todd Smith
After years of looking for Mr. Right, Charlotte 'Charlie' Cantilini finally finds the man of her dreams, Kevin Fields, only to discover that his mother, Viola, is the woman of her nightmares. A recently fired news anchor who is afraid she will lose her son the way she has just lost her career, Viola determines to scare off her son's new fiancé by becoming the world's worst mother-in-law. While Viola's long-time assistant Ruby does her best to help Viola execute her crazy schemes, Charlie decides to fight back and the gloves come off as the two women battle it out to see just who is the alpha-female. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
Jane Fonda has confessed that the screenplay of the movie wasn't good, but chose it as her comeback vehicle because she knew a lot of people would see the movie with Jennifer Lopez as the lead. See more »
When Viola and Charlie are sitting at the table talking, Viola's glasses are alternately on/off between shots. See more »
[Charlie sitting at her desk at home. Phone rings. Charlie lets the answering machine pick up and listens to the recording]
Charlotte 'Charlie' Cantilini:
[Answering machine message]
Hi, it's Charlie. Leave a message.
[Answering machine beeps to signal beginning of message]
Carol, from LA Temp Agency:
[Leaving message on answering machine]
Hi Charlie, it's Carol from the L.A. Temp Agency. Listen, Dr. Patel's office needs you for tomorrow. Is that ok? Let me know. Bye.
[Answering machine beeps signaling end of message]
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There aren't enough movies like this. Jane Fonda is hilarious! Human relationships need more light, less heat; this film supplies the former in all senses of the word.
Have seen it three times: once in a theater, twice on trans-continental flights. Familiar family stresses in high comedic livery make people laugh, think about the dynamics of relationships in a fresh context.
Highly recommended for those who can get their heads out of fantasy and denial. There is not a single car chase, faux murder or simulated coitus in the whole 80+ minutes. The first half hour or so is a painless setup for the athletic hijinks of Jane as prospective mother-in-law, pretty people, nice clothes, acres of expensive baubles to scan. The rest is uproariously funny upheaval of wedding plate tectonics.
Watching the audiences on both plane flights, I was surprised to see the wide range of people who were drawn in to the action on screen and delighted. Refreshing change from the predictable Hollywood prescription for selling tickets and concession food. Not as original as "March of the Penguins," but what is.
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